Rene spoke at the Florida Bursar’s Conference last year and set an encouraging tone for the entire event. I highly recommend him as a Keynote speaker for any organization. He will provide a springboard for a new attitude toward learning, hard work, and gratitude.

- Edward Nolan

Director of Business Development, ConServe

Resilience is Everything!

Rene has inspired thousands to stretch, push beyond their limits in spite of their fears and doubt. His story of grit, perseverance, courage, and growth through change has helped thousands overcome their challenges, and boost morale.

He reminds his listeners that success is about resilience, flexibility, and personal accountability. Excuses and justifications are dream killers. We all have the power to choose how we respond to external circumstances.

Rene’s journey started in a tiny and impoverished village in Haiti. As an infant, several deadly diseases pounded him. Many of his villagers predicted he would not survive.

But, Rene defied logic, beat the odds, and snatched victory out of the jaw of adversity. He consistently relies on his resilience to thrive where others crumble.

In 1983, he arrived in the US with five dollars, two shirts, one pair of pants and NO ability to speak English. While most people in his surrounding were complaining and blaming, Rene saw the opportunity to seize the American dream. And he did!

Today, Rene combines his insights from dismal poverty and years of study in the area of resilience and grit to help others develop the mindset of a warrior. Simply put, he shares the same secrets he used to reinvent his life.

He is the best-selling author of Kick Your Excuses Goodbye. He is also a personal development expert, and an acclaimed motivational speaker, trainer, and coach sharing stages with global leaders.

Companies such as Aflac, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprise, Marriott International, and AT&T are a few of the top companies that have booked Rene to boost morale and inspire their teams to embrace change.

He has appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes, in a segment that featured Colin Powell, and Anthony Robbins. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls him a “motivational hit” and the Miami Times calls him a “motivational guru.”

But most people know him as a simple man with an extraordinary message that is quietly transforming lives.